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Jeepers keepers!
Heard the one about the goalkeeper who was once Sky Blue, went Red this summer and remained Brown all along?
This Saturday's edition of The Red Eye catches up with Cliftonville custodian Ryan Brown as he looks back over being thrown into the deep end on his debut, keeping a clean sheet at The Oval last week and THAT Glenavon goal.
He also explains that the Reds will face a tough task against his former Ballymena United team mates and warns against underestimating the threat Roy Walker's men will pose.
"Anyone can beat anyone in this League," he says. "You can't make any judgement from previous results or recent form because the Irish League is so unpredictable. It doesn't matter who we beat last time out, Ballymena are a whole new challenge."
Brown isn't the only Cliftonville keeper featured in this weekend's edition of The Red Eye, with Premier League title winner Paul Reece under Liam Murray's spotlight. The Englishman - who made his debut in the 1997 County Antrim Shield Final victory over the Sky Blues - recalls his brief but ultimately successful spell at Solitude and also has interesting recollections of the Ballymena Showgrounds!
You can read both in Saturday's issue, which will be on sale at Solitude for the usual price of just 2.
In addition to taking a look at our visitors and Paul Treanor's traditional rake through the archives, The Red Eye also carries picture coverage of Cliftonville's recent victories over Glenavon, Glentoran and Donegal Celtic.
Our Official Matchday Magazine was named Runner-Up in the NIPFCC Programme of the Year last season so, if you're not a regular reader, why not take a look of what you've been missing out on as we return with the latest edition of the new season.
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Friday, September 9, 2011
Make sure to pick up your copy of The Red Eye this Saturday